Os Primeiros: Academic Program

Os Primeiros: The Avenues 10th Grade São Paulo + New York Semester will be driven by an innovative and rigorous curriculum designed to engage and prepare students to become leaders of the Avenues São Paulo campus upon its opening in August 2018. The five-month semester will consist of focused modules and interdisciplinary study, so that students may build on core academic skills while developing deep understandings of big ideas.

  • Bilingual Mastery: Semester-long focus on English and Portuguese reading, writing and speaking.
  • Project-Based Learning: Closely supervised projects will examine topics in community, sustainability and diversity through inquiry, readings, films, presentations, workshops, and seminars.
  • High-Intensity Practice: Weekly sessions will be dedicated to cultivating skills in writing and mathematics.
  • Expeditions: Students will expand their learning environments into the city and throughout Brazil as they explore essential questions in the curriculum.
  • São Paulo + New York Connection: Avenues New York students will spend three weeks in March studying with São Paulo students in Brazil. In their culminating session, São Paulo students will apply their learning at Avenues New York.
  • College Counseling and Visits: Students will have the opportunity to meet with Amy Young, who has been leading Avenues successful college counseling and university placement activity for the past four years. Students will also have an opportunity to visit colleges to begin their exposure and exploration of options in higher education.

THE CIVI-CO | PINHEIROS CAMPUS

Os Primeiros’ campus will be in the new headquarters of Civi-Co, an exciting social innovation incubator, where entrepreneurs are establishing new companies for the public good . With interiors designed by Dante Della Manna, this beautiful and creative workspace will be the home of social entrepreneurs building new ideas and ventures for the public good. Os Primeiros students will work alongside them in dedicated classrooms and studios designed to facilitate project-based learning and collaboration.


Expeditions

In partnership with Treehouse – Educação ao Ar Livre, students will expand their learning environments into the city and throughout Brazil as they explore essential questions in the curriculum.


Avenues New York

In their culminating session, São Paulo students will apply their learning alongside students at the Avenues New York campus. During this visit, students will also have the opportunity to visit colleges and explore options in higher education.

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February 6 - June 15

Rua Dr. Virgílio de Carvalho Pinto, 455 - Pinheiros

Program Director

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Michael Maccarone is a global academic dean at Avenues: The World School. As an educator and science curriculum specialist, his goal is for every student to leave the classroom charged with an appreciation of – and curiosity for – how the universe works.

Mike has designed and led overseas programs for students in grades 6 through 12 to New Zealand, Belize and Taiwan to do fieldwork and studies in climate change, biodiversity, conservation and culture.

Twice recognized as Teacher of the Year, Mike has taken leadership positions in national curricular and testing initiatives for science education, and in 2013, he was selected as a NASA Airborne Science Program Ambassador to fly aboard a mission on the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).

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